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Common torpedo aka ocellate torpedo
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Having eyelike spots.
From Latin ocellus, diminutive of oculus (eye). Earliest documented use: 1713.
“Among them, I see a beautiful torpedo ocellated: has a brown back and five large round stains, dark and bluish: they are surrounded by a clear halo and give to the animal an almost mystical beauty.”
Luigi Savagnone; The Man Mermaid; Lulu; 2016.
See more usage examples of ocellated in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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